PERINTON, N.Y. (WROC) — Monroe county executive candidate Adam Bello has announced his plan for a controversial landfill in Perinton.
Residents near the High Acres Landfill have long complained of the smell permeating the town. Most of its trash comes from New York City.
Bello, a Democrat, says if elected, Monroe county would stand with residents who have filed suit against the dump. He says it’s been a problem for years.
“We’re standing right here today at a ball field that you can’t even use anymore. It’s been closed since 2018 because the smell just is so severe that the children can’t play out here. There’s a school in the area where recess gets canceled and the kids can’t play outside,” said Bello.
Bello also wants the county to have a more stringent permit process.
County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, a Republican, responded through her campaign’s spokeswoman, Bridget Harvey, saying, “New York State is already responsible, by law, for overseeing what is dumped at High Acres. Instead of putting County taxpayers on the hook for the State’s failure, Adam should stand up to Andrew Cuomo and demand that the State do its job.”